270 posts • joined 16 Jun 2009
Typewriters are no issue for spooks.
Each key makes a different sound. A microphone and some clever statistics provide everything you need.
Hangouts for SMS
I love the phone. But there are a couple of things.
Using hangouts as the default SMS client is absurd. It lists your Google+ contacts ahead of your real ones. and if you are like me these are people you've never met. if you try to SMS one of your actual contacts that you have a GMail address for it basically wont.
3rd party sms app writers must be laughing themselves silly.
the camera is slow. it's adequate. but can't hold a candle to my old nokia N8.
BBC Basic has ruined me
I can program in modern object oriented languages.
But i still think in in BBC basic.
Loved my electron.
Odd looking hero
If you do consider this guy a hero who should play him in the movie?
Vin Diesel? The Rock?
Re: Poor guy
> He'll be found hung in his cell within 11 weeks
He has been locked up for quite a while already. in some horrific conditions.
I know i post as nigel. But...
...really my name is Bob.
All this survey proves is people are idiots.
Re: VLP == Vain Losers Poserphone
Seriously. Buy the phone that meets your requirements.
It's you who seems concerned with what everyone else thinks.
I had a feeling someone would say something like that.
I opened the comments section to confirm my suspicion of asshattery.
demands Brits BOYCOTT
not really it was a half assed comment. less of a demand and more of a suppose we could do this.
yes that is what happened.
apologies it's actually @RoxyRayeXXX
and it's very XXX.
I genuinely am interested in their stance on twitter.
The policy is so wrong and so misguided it's difficult to imagine a way out for the government.
Myself i follow @RoxyRareXXX on twitter. which does use https. i wonder if they will block twitter.
Do china block twitter?
FileZilla still stores passwords in plain text...
And oddly that is regarded as OK. Not a security howler.
lowering the bar
basically having to learn a markup language stops stupid people editing it.
Re: Always wondered about the lens size on Smartphones.
there is no point in the with without the length.
Re: If you care about photography then use a real camera.
with the greatest of respect Eadon. That is a lot of hairy bollocks.
as is often said the best camera is the one that's with you. I don't carry a DSLR in my pocket, i do a phone.
and Nokia did not fake the photos in it's ads. there are many sample photos available for the 808 and they are pretty amazing. How you know that this one will be rubbish before it's even been made is beyond me.
ASA. now the business nolonger exists the point is moot.
Shocking Lack of Information
The sky support people have been on twitter all weekend operating from @skyhelpteam1 and their service status page has been changed to say there are problems.
but all of yesterday there was no information, particularly that the famous tweet was not from them.
You've got to say...
...that is pretty clever,
So 0% are staying?
The survey says that 0% of Be subscribers will stay with sky. and i call BS.
Be always was a bit niche so it might have more leavers than O2. but people are lazy.
If you impose a tax on smart phones in France aren't people just going to buy them online in germany?
all police stations these days are 0845 too. outrageous really. but what you going to do.
I made the enterprise in ASCII
\ \ ',--,-.___.----'
sadly it doesn't format properly here even with the 'pre' tag. but if you look here http://privatepaste.com/a7b0f37b25 it's awesome :)
Indeed you can.
It depends on the item. For RAM, memory sticks all sorts of things when you keep in mind that you are going to be without the item for 6 to 12 weeks anyway so you might well have to buy a replacement for that time anyway, and that in say 2 years time these things will generally be cheaper and better, that you allow them access to your data, it's rarely cost effective. Before i stopped buying corsair products. and i used to buy a lot of them, i'd buy another and fleabay the warranty replacement.
Corsair do not cover the postage cost. no.
If you send it back a second time they will cover the cost then. As in they will send you a cheque, (in euros,) after the replacement has been sent out and accepted. Literally 3 months later. you are correct other manufacturers do normally cover the postage, and do not generally require you to post it to holland.
You can try RMA'ing an item that's two years old but you wont get very far. I have done this, with amazon, ebuyer, they just refer you to the manufacturer. My issue is not just the cost, it's that it takes so long that you have to buy a replacement anyway. the corsair warranty is essentially useless.
As for the expected life time of a product. you are correct that the sale of goods act establishes a contract that lasts for 6 years and the retailer has obligations in this time. But without a team of lawyers to argue how long the expected lifetime of a wireless media drive is you are not going to get a retailer to change their policy which is generally that for consumer electronics that they will only act within 12 months and after that refer you to the manufacturer, which certainly if within the warranty period, they regard as meeting their obligations.
The manufacturer warranty and retailer warranty are different.
The retailer will generally retailer will generally replace something within the first year. but they are unaffected by the terms of the manufacturer warranty which could be 3 or 5 years, that is a separate contract and does not involve the retailer at all.
Like i say if you try to claim under the manufacturer warranty in europe you will have to send it registered to holland. it will cost a fortune and you wont get a replacement for 6 to 12 weeks.
whereas, for example logitech will ask you to email a photo of the old one and courier you out a new one the next day. all companies are not the same.
It's really funny that my comment about corsair warranties is being voted down. seems you get fanbois for everything.
It's worth mentioning with Corsair products if they fail whilst under manufacturer warranty you will have to post it recorded delivery to holland. which will cost more than the item.
And it will take up to three months to process. so you'll have to buy a new one anyway.
Corsair warranties, in europe at least, are worth nothing.
God them think pads may have perfect ergonomics. But they is ugly. Always have been always will be.
For some reason this story omits the link to cyberbunker the rouge dutch host that spamhaus recently blacklisted.
the word dongle is funny.
it just is.
every accountant has made a 'double entry' joke.
every restaurant worker has heard a joke about breast or thigh.
don't get me started on door knockers
This is such BS
If you're drunk driving you're drunk for the whole journey and can't sober up in an emergency.
if you're on the phone it is for moments and if it starts to snow, rain, whatever, you can, you know, not be on the phone any more.
too many words
i need a diagram.
The SI unit for meteors is...
Double Decker buses.
Online Crims are getting away with it everywhere.
try phoning up the cop shop saying an email or phone call just tried to defraud you.
see how far you get.
Phone-bonker Bump tells desktop users: We swing both ways now
The headline obscures the story. i mean puntastic headlines are great and everything. but they should really allude to the story.
seriously. irreparable damage to the tune of $500m. crazy.
great story though. as soon as i saw the headline on the bbc 'chubby checker to sue over app' a clear image formed in my mind.
if the phone is on and the ecryption key in ram
why the need to dick about?
How to Compete with Free
Microsoft has proved it knows how to drive upgrades and how to compete with free.http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/05/12/office_2010_vesus_the_competition/
-El Reg May 2010
It is possible to compete with free. we've seen this before. especially from Microsoft.
Re: I'm impressed
We are the product. fine. so why should there be a special tax?
You tax apple growers when they sell their apples, not when they take them from the tree.
the french would tax mud.
Re: There's no issue here.
Do all phones have Wi-Fi?
There's no issue here.
How much is a cell phone data cap? 500MB
How much is a fixed line cap? 100GB
in reality it makes no difference. the cost of the investigation will be more than the data.
this story is too stupid...
you'll get my Ip out of my cold dead hands
banned from twitter for repeatedly calling piers morgan i giant bell end?
better than sharing with a couple of users would be more on the mobile model. once you share an IP it doesn't matter with how many people. it may as well be loads, the whole network.
is the number of seconds...
it takes to jailbreak worthy of being in the headline?
if it took a minute would it be any different?
and how long have we been calling gaining root access jailbreaking? keep that for the daily mail.
they were mavricks
when the business first started (O2) they were unusual. ADSL2+, no caps, cheap.
now there are caps, peak time throttling, traffic shaping some traffic down to below dial up speeds, (seriously,) and the prices have gone up.
it's getting harder and harder to find a BB provder that will flog you BB without you handing over the whole line.
Re: A healthy nokia is good for everyone.
have a frank
A healthy nokia is good for everyone.
This is good news for everyone. regardless of your allegiances. It helps drive competition in this sector.
and have you seen the concept art for the Lumia 999 ?
Anyone can see that the answer we have no plans but don't rule out anything for the future is a non answer.
what was he going to say? No never? Yes?
Re: So they have negative Kinetic Energy?
You're quite right.
By redefining absolute zero we have created something below absolute zero.
Balls to 'em. What did they do for new year's 'eve?
- +Analysis Microsoft: We're making ONE TRUE WINDOWS to rule us all
- Apple: We'll unleash OS X Yosemite beta on the MASSES on 24 July
- Pics It's Google HQ - the British one: Reg man snaps covert shots INSIDE London offices
- White? Male? You work in tech? Let us guess ... Twitter? We KNEW it!
- Apple fanbois SCREAM as update BRICKS their Macbook Airs